15 Oct 2018

Start Up And Slay Recap

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In 2015, there were over a million small businesses in Canada, with less than half of these businesses partially or solely owned by women.

15 Oct 2018

Beating The Odds: From Women’s Shelter To City Councillor Candidate

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Achieving success despite the odds is nothing new for Shelly Skinner, who is a municipal candidate for Barrie Ontario’s Ward 8.

01 Oct 2018

Breaking Silences: Caribbean Equality Project Expands In Toronto

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The New York based Caribbean Equality Project has now expanded across the border, with an inaugural symposium that was held in Toronto on September 22nd.

26 Sep 2018

Barbershop Talks: A Safe Place To Discuss Black Masculinity

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Many Black men have a special relationship with their barbers. This unique connection has resulted in a series of events called the Barbershop Talks, where the “neighbourhood barbershop” is used to create a safe space for Black community members to meet.

20 Sep 2018

Why More Black Women Are Becoming Adoptive Moms

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As a middle-aged woman in the second year of the adoption process, I find myself in a bubble at times. Although friends and family have been supportive, there are moments when I feel isolated, overwhelmed and overjoyed.

12 Sep 2018

Durham School Board Tests Out Culturally Competent Education

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Though she’s just officially started junior kindergarten, anyone who has met my four-year old could tell you she was ready for school long before now. A precocious, brilliant, friendly child who loves a challenge and thrives in new environments? She was made for school.

03 Sep 2018

Mystique Afrique: A Home For Africa at Toronto's Nuit Blanche

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Ayiba Magazine is pleased to announce its annual celebration of African music, art, fashion, and culture: Mystique Afrique in Toronto.

01 Sep 2018

Community Pushes Back On "Blacklist Principal" In Etobicoke

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A group of alumni of the Etobicoke School of the Arts (ESA), organized to fight against anti-Black racism in the Toronto District School Board, has issued a call to action to mobilize against racism in the education system.

24 Aug 2018

Loss Of A Legend - A Look At The Life Of Civil Rights Activist Bromley Armstrong

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Bromley Armstrong passed away peacefully at age 92 on August 17, 2018 with his wife, Marlene, and daughter by his side. He was the best friend for forty-seven years to his wife, Marlene. Father to children, Lana, Linda (predeceased), Everald (Ada), Malcolm, Kevin (Andrea), Bromley Jr. (Jay), Anita, Desmond (Alice), brother to Monica (Frankie), grandfather to eighteen grandchildren, great-grandfather to seventeen great grandchildren, uncle and great-uncle to many nieces and nephews and a great friend to many.

19 Aug 2018

Lessons In Perspective From A Survivor of Police Brutality

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Sometimes before he speaks to the Ontario Police College, someone will ask Orlando Bowen at least one of the two following questions.

16 Aug 2018

Death Of A Queen: Aretha Franklin Passes At Age 76

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“My daddy says I don’t know what I’m doing. Well, I respect him, of course, but I’m going to stick to my beliefs.

15 Aug 2018

Queer at Carnival: The Importance Of Spaces For LGBT Revellers

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Alyssa Mattrasingh attended queer carnival parties this year — but this wasn’t always the case.

01 Aug 2018

AfroChic Raises The Bar Yet Again

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Summertime in Toronto is a special thing, largely due in part to the wealth of events that dot our social calendars on a near-weekly basis.

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